Go-Go Fund

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DEFINITION of 'Go-Go Fund'

A slang name for a mutual fund that has an investment strategy that focuses on high-risk securities in an attempt to capture above average returns. A go-go fund's aggressive approach usually involves holding large positions in growth stocks.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Go-Go Fund'

Go-go funds entice investors by promising large, abnormal returns created from shifting portfolio weights around speculative information. While investors may experience superior profits, they are also bearing a great deal of risk. These types of mutual funds were highly valued in the 1960s, but became less popular after large downturns in their speculative holdings.

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